J-Term in Paris
Now students can follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway, e.e. cummings, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kay Boyle, Richard Wright, Gertrude Stein, H.D., James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, David Sedaris, and other writers who were shaped, in part, by their expat experiences in the City of Light. Students will live and write in the famous Montparnasse neighborhood where Hemingway lived, worked, and played.
Session: January 5-19, 2014
Location: Paris, France
Course: 55-4413J/5413J; Writing Abroad, J-Term
Credit Hours: 4 undergraduate; 3 graduate
Instructor: Kathie Bergquist
Course description: This course considers how the experience of travel and expatriation informs the creative development and identity of creative writers. While exploring the work of writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, James Baldwin, Jamaica Kincaid and others, and through deep interaction with the city of Paris and its rich literary heritage, students have the opportunity to experience firsthand life as a creative writer abroad, to see their work in the context of other writers works, and to examine the personal and social contexts for creativity.
This course is open to all students!
Credit Hours: The course is offered for three (4) credit hours for undergrads, and (3) credit hours for grads, with more demand for grads.
Tuition: Included in Spring 2014 schedule.
Fees: $2200 (approx.)*
Excludes tuition, airfare, and incidentals.
Financial Aid: Spring aid applies to tuition and fees for the program.
Other Costs: Students are responsible for airfare (approx. $1100), meals, and incidentals.
Interest sheet [download]
Application materials [download]
Consent forms [downloads] - Affidavit, Acknowledgement of Risks]
Due to strong interest, the J-Term in Paris program is full, so no further informational meetings are planned.
To be considered for next year, please e-mail your interest to Kathie Bergquist (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elizabeth Yokas (email@example.com). Or, please look into our J-Term in Rome program or our Summer in Prague program. Links are to the right.
Starting September 2013: $1,000 deposits collected.
Please go to the cashier, 9th floor, 600 S. Michigan. Specify to cashier that you are making a deposit for "Paris Program, Creative Writing Department - Fiction." Please bring the receipt to the Department of Creative Writing office (room 1200, 624 S. Michigan) to have a copy made for our records.
November 4, 2013: Early Spring and J-term Registration begins
Students must register for the class during November 4 - November 8, 2013
November 11, 2013: Last day for deposit refund.
November 15, 2013: Deposits and registrations are due.
To ensure your place in the program, please make your $1,000 deposit as soon as possible.
Application materials due. [download]
Housing form, consent forms (2), passport copy, flight itinerary
November 29, 2013: As space allows, deposits and applications will be accepted until this date.
Note: Please do not book travel without approval to proceed from Kathie Bergquist or Elizabeth Yokas.
**Session fees include: Housing, daily breakfast, transfer to/from airport, welcome and celebration dinners, and transit passes.
In the past, students have used the site gofundme.com to raise funds for study abroad. You can use the site to solicit support from family, friends, employers, etc.